Into the Woods, With Danielle Ferland, Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman, Begins in Baltimore March 7
By Adam Hetrick
Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale musical Into the Woods, starring original Broadway cast member Danielle Ferland as the Baker's Wife, begins performances March 7 at Baltimore CenterStage.
A co-production between Baltimore CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse, Into the Woods will run through April 15 in Baltimore. Westport artistic director Mark Lamos helms the production that will arrive in Connecticut May 1-26.
Into the Woods features a Tony-winning score by Sondheim and Tony-winning book by Lapine.
Ferland (Sunday in the Park With George), who created the role of Little Red Riding Hood on Broadway, appears as the Baker's Wife in a cast that also features Lauren Kennedy (Side Show, Sunset Boulevard) as the Witch, Erik Liberman (LoveMusik, Fiddler On the Roof) as the Baker, Jeffry Denman (White Christmas, Yank!) as the Narrator, Cheryl Stern (La Cage aux Folles, The Women) as Jack's Mother, Dana Steingold (Spelling Bee) as Little Red, Justin Scott Brown (Spring Awakening) as Jack, Jenny Latimer (Les Miserables) as Cinderella, Alma Cuervo (Titanic, Women on the Verge...) as Cinderella's Stepmother, Nikka Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge...) as Florinda, Eleni Delopoulos (The Phantom of the Opera) as Lucinda, Nik Walker (Rent) as the Wolf/Cinderella's Prince, Robert Lenzi (South Pacific) as Rapunzel’s Prince, Britney Coleman (Stop the Virgens) as Rapunzel/Cinderella's Mother and Jeremy Lawrence (What the Public Wants) as the Mysterious Man.
The production has choreography by Sean Curran, music direction by Wayne Barker, set design by Allen Moyer, costume design by Candice Connelly, lighting design by Robert Wierzel and sound design by Zachary Williamson.
Into the Woods premiered on Broadway in 1987 at the Martin Beck Theatre starring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason, Kim Crosby and Robert Westenberg. A 2002 Broadway revival played the Broadhurst Theatre. The Public Theater will stage an outdoor revival of the musical this summer as part of the 2012 Shakespeare in the Park season.
Check out Playbill.com's video of Into the Woods in rehearsal.
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